Lewis-Manning Hospice Care welcomes on board new Trustee talent

Dec 7, 2020

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has appointed a new trustee to join its Board.

CEO Clare Gallie said, “As a charity we have been through the process of evaluating business needs and identifying potential gaps in our Board structure. This led to us advertising for a Trustee with finance leadership expertise. As a result, we are delighted to welcome on board David McDonald who brings with him a wealth of talent to our organisation.

“David McDonald is a well-known local business leader, President of Christchurch Rugby Club and Chair of the Vistage Executive Peer Advisory Group for local business owners, in and around Dorset.”

Commenting on his new appointment David advised, “I have built up many years of experience as a Managing Director in a multitude of businesses. However, I decided to give up the corporate world to focus on the things that I love doing – I am now an Executive Coach, facilitate a group of successful business leaders and deliver respite foster care with my wife.  I also wanted to do more for the local community so when I became aware of this Lewis-Manning Hospice Care voluntary role I jumped at the opportunity to apply my business skills to a local charity.

“I met Clare online when I created a local peer group to support businesses through the lockdown. I am very impressed with what Clare has already done to move the charity forward and I am looking forward to being involved in the great plans that she and her team have for the future.”

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 28 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:

– Day hospices, virtual and in person

– Creative arts & wellbeing support

– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients

– Better breathing clinic

– Family bereavement & support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.

To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.